Eight hours of sleep, seven hours of school, five hours of work, two hours of homework and one hour of studying, leaving one hour of free time. That is just a normal day for a high school student.
As the years go on, teens are expected to gain more responsibilities. Nothing out of the ordinary, but with all that is already going on in a teens life, things can get overwhelming.
Students have to get to bed on time to make it through the day, which leads to staying up late to finish homework they could not finish earlier.
Some students find themselves hurrying to get their homework done the second they get home, before rushing off to work to earn the money they need for being able to go out with friends on the weekend or gas money for driving to and from work and school every day. Teens need this free time with friends to relieve the everyday routine they go through during the week.
Nowadays, doctors, teachers and counselors, are stressing the impacts of mental health on teens. How can one student balance so much at once and yet still avoid depression or getting overwhelmed.
Too much is expected of someone so young, who is still trying to figure out what they want to do in the future or if they want to go to college.
Some teachers give out more work to do at home than is done in class, which is unfair to a student who spends so much time listening to lectures and being handed quizzes and tests during the day.
Honors and AP classes build up too, but students take the classes whether they can handle them or not because the expectations of getting good grades are so frequently pushed upon them.
A buildup of homework puts the student behind and they begin to get lost in the curriculum and do whatever they can to keep their grades up, even if they are not completely comprehending the material given to them. The student is then no longer learning as they should be.
If teachers were to limit or not give any homework to their students, teens would be able to handle all the stress in their life much easier, because being a teen in general is hard enough as is.
Homework stress can cause a student to lose motivation all together and give up. It is possible teachers might just be expecting too much of their students.